ACC, Big East Football: Saturday's Key Games

Sean Martin@SaturdaysGameCorrespondent IOctober 29, 2010

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 28:  Everett Dawkins #93 of the Florida State Seminoles chases Russell Wilson #16 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack during their game at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 28, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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No. 16 Florida State (4-0) currently leads the ACC Atlantic division, but has yet to play the three teams that are directly on its heels--North Carolina State (2-1), Maryland (2-1), and Clemson (2-2). A slip up against one of those teams paired with said team winning out would send it to the conference title. Over in the Coastal division, No. 23 Virginia Tech (4-0) is the leader with No. 22 Miami (FL) (3-1) right behind it. Georgia Tech (3-2) would need to win out to take the division, meaning it would need to defeat Virginia Tech next Thursday, followed by wins over Miami and Duke. It certainly would not be an understatement to say that the majority of the ACC teams are in survival mode right now.


The Big East teams currently find themselves in a similar boat, but to be fair there is a lot more football to be played amongst them. Pittsburgh (2-0) is presently wearing the conference crown, but five teams are behind the Panthers with a lone loss, most notably Syracuse (5-2, 2-1). While this weekend's slate of games may not make you smile or get you excited, they will certainly clear up the BCS picture for the time being.

Check out the scores of the following games at College Football Talk!

Clemson at Boston College (12:00 ET)

No. 22 Miami (FL) at Virginia (12:00 ET)

Louisville at Pittsburgh (12:00 ET)

Syracuse at Cincinnati (12:00 ET)

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